Your Pilots

Fox Air has some of the most experienced pilots flying in bush Alaska. They have flown all over the state in even the remotest villages for over 20 years and have accumulated over 18,000 hours of flight time. Our pilots are committed to helping their community in and around Bethel by providing a reliable charter service that is flexible to people’s needs.

Steve Fox

In 1993, Steve Fox graduated from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI, with a Bachelor in Aviation Technology and acquired his A&P license and also his IA certificate. Currently, he has logged over 18,000 hours of flight time! After flying five years in Fairbanks, Alaska, from 1998 to 2003, for Larry’s Flying Service, Steve hired on with Hageland Aviation. Three years later, he returned to Fairbanks working for Everts Air Cargo but soon transitioned back to what is now called Ravn Air. During this time, Steve started his own small maintenance company Fox Aircraft LLC which eventually became Fox Air charter services. As President of Fox Aircraft LLC, Steve also acts as Director of Maintenance and as Captain. When he’s not flying, Steve loves working on his planes at his hangar in Wasilla!

Pilot Steve Fox

Steve – “Flying beats any day in the office”

Dave Bartlett

Graduating from Central Washington University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Flight Technology, Dave Bartlett has logged over 20,000 hours of flight time. Originally, Dave came to Alaska in 1998 to fly for Yute Air at the Bethel station and was promoted to lead pilot. After Yute Air filed bankruptcy, Dave hired on with Cape Smythe in Nome, Alaska. His family accompanied him to Nome where his two youngest children were born at Norton Sound Hospital. In Nome, Dave hired on with Hageland Aviation which eventually became known as Ravn Air. Moreover, Dave worked as a Captain, Instructor, and Check Airman from May 2003 to April 2020. In 2020, Dave joined Steve Fox in establishing Fox Aircraft, LLC as a multi-pilot charter company. As 50/50 owner of Fox Aircraft, Dave functions as Director of Operations, Chief Pilot, Check Airman, and Captain. He is happy to return to Bethel where he originally started his Alaskan adventure!

Piolt Dave Bartlett

Dave – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”